alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Mitchell 402?
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« on: December 28, 2019, 01:17:33 PM »

I have a chance to buy a nice 402 on a bamboo rod for $40.  The reel is in good condition with very little cosmetics and it functions fine. I don’t care about the rod but they won’t separate the rod from the reel. Is this a good deal and worth it for using it as a surf and pier reel or would I be better served with a Penn or a DAM Quick 550?
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2019, 02:51:41 PM »

$40...Jump on it.  Dominick
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 03:05:09 PM »

That is a Salt Water High Speed Reel in Dark Blue.

At that low price for a decent functioning SW HS Mitchell -- you could break the rod in half on your way out the door -- toss it in the trash can -- and still double your money any time you wish.

Or sell the rod on CL for $20 -- a now you have a $20 investment.

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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 05:15:33 PM »

just make sure the foot isn't broken

sometimes, "they won’t separate the rod from the reel"

'cause it's glued on & it's a "wall-combo"  Sad
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2019, 06:33:52 PM »

Hmmm...the whole handle is taped up real good with electrical tape. You got me wondering now.
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2019, 10:13:06 PM »

regardless of whether, they're selling it as cabin décor, or functional tackle

the tape doesn't belong, unless it's hiding something
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2019, 11:23:30 PM »

.... like a busted stand.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2019, 08:46:27 AM »

Keep us updated on what you decide.... even if the stand is broken, you may have some unobtainium parts in good condition.

The last spinning reel that I bought new was a 302, I think back in '77.  I bought another, used and cheap, on-line just for the parts in about '05.
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2019, 01:22:34 PM »

Just in case, you could check out the avalibility of a good stand/gear box part before jumpin...
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2019, 05:34:10 PM »

I have a chance to buy a nice 402 on a bamboo rod for $40.  The reel is in good condition with very little cosmetics and it functions fine. I don’t care about the rod but they won’t separate the rod from the reel. Is this a good deal and worth it for using it as a surf and pier reel or would I be better served with a Penn or a DAM Quick 550?

I'm not seeing any photos - is that just me?
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